The future is coming faster than you think. Remember watching movies back in the day that predicted what the world would look like in the future? There were plenty of ideas for quicker ways to travel and one of those ideas is about to come true.
Imagine riding in a tube that takes you from city to city. Instead of driving and taking half a day, a full day, or two to three days to get to your destination, you can get there in minutes. Instead of flying from city to city, getting a car to the hotel, and checking in an hour later, all of your travel and lodging is in one package deal.
What do you think that would look like? The goal is to shoot you through a tube that travels up to 700 miles an hour. That means that a trip from Boston to Los Angeles would literally take a little over four hours. Plus an added benefit is that you don’t go from airport to airport, but hotel to hotel.
Inside The Traveling Tube
That would take a lot out of the travel experience. All those extras that you have to pay for and take up your precious time would be eliminated. That’s exciting news. The original plan includes some major cities including Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Denver, Sante Fe, Austin, Chicago, Nashville, DC, New York City, and Boston.
This is the brainchild of Brandan Siebrecht who is a graduate architecture student at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. The concept is called “Hyperloop Hotel,” and it would be a system of raised tubes jetting between these cities with accompanying hotels in each one.
At Your Destination Already
Siebrecht is this year’s winner of the Radical Innovation Award, which was chosen by a group of judges who are hotel investors, developers, and architects. But Siebrecht can’t take all the credit. He was inspired by technology that is already underway by Tesla CEO Elon Musk.
A huge contraption called Hyperloop One has already been built in the Las Vegas desert and tests have already been run. The technology is possible. Most of it is already in place. So, look forward to seeing tubes built through your town sometime within the next 3 years. Yes, you read that right! Their project goal is by the year 2020.